Looking for a night out in Durban? Look no further than Florida Road.
Durban is not a city known for its nightlife, but that doesn’t mean it’s non-existent. It’s just all concentrated in a few central spots, the most popular of which is Florida Road – a 2km road lined with trees in Morningside and filled with restaurants, cafés, pubs, clubs, art galleries and shops.
Of course, Florida Road is a great spot any time of day (or night) with its host of restaurants and shopping possibilities, but at night it’s a good plan to have a few drinks and a meal with friends, and then hit one of the bars or clubs. Here are a few of our favourites:
Cubana Durban, 128 Florida Road
If you’re looking for more of a club atmosphere, this Latino bar with a great Cuban soundtrack and excellent cocktails and cigars is where you should head. It bills itself as a Havana lounge and Latino social café, and is part of a nationwide chain.
Dropkick Murphy’s, 219 Florida Road
An Irish pub with a difference, Dropkick Murphy’s is known for its great vibe, excellent Irish food and wide selection of commercial and craft beers. And, of course, their friendly Irish warmth. They are dedicated to providing a truly Irish experience, from their Guinness and beef pie down to their Kilkenny beer on tap. Well worth a visit!
Taco Zulu, 237 Florida Road
It’s a Mexican restaurant, yes – but it’s also so much more. A modern South African twist on Mexican food combined with plenty of other options – including sushi and pizza – and a fabulous cocktail bar makes Taco Zulu a popular spot with good vibes and great food and drinks.
Absolute Florida, 258 Florida Road
A club that promises a fun night out – no matter what night you go. Absolute Florida has all kinds of specials running, including drinks specials like R15 Jameson all night and free vodka hours… They also do big screen sports matches with R10 drinks all night (what?!) so they’ve got themselves quite a following!
These are just a few of our favourite Durban spots in Florida Road – with a 2km stretch of options, there’s something for everyone!